Catholic Health Initiatives RN Coordinator - Professional Practice and Magnet Specialist (FT) Days CHI Health St. Francis in GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska

RN Coordinator - Professional Practice and Magnet Specialist (FT) Days CHI Health St. Francis


CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at


The Professional Practice & Magnet Specialist works under the direction of the Vice President of Nursing to facilitate and/or lead professional practice advancement, differentiated practice, magnet, research and development of assigned projects related to profession practice. Responsible for implementation and education of evidence based practice, journal club and practice oversight for research.

Uses and Discloses patient protected health information: 1) Only as it applies to job functions, 2) in amounts minimally necessary for intended purpose, 3) in a confidential manner.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and coordination related to obtaining and maintaining Magnet designation.

  • Leads and coordinates differentiated practice model.

  • Responds to requests for consultation from staff members and directors regarding practice issues.

  • Collaborates with the nurse directors and managers to identify clinical activities to facilitate the professional growth of staff.

  • Serves as a liaison between Education, Human resources and the nursing division in issues that affect professional practice and facilitates communication across nursing departments.

  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of standards of nursing practice on a house-wide basis via the shared nursing leadership model, clinical, quality councils and

  • leadership.

  • Serves as a professional practice resource for nursing staff and directors, nursing staff with decision making in practice situations and implements strategies for resolving patient care problems as a patient and family advocate.

Hours: 8:00a – 4:30pm


Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of nursing theory, evidence based practice, leadership, practice, and administration in order to oversee planning and implementation of care, and ability to prepare reports, policies, and budgets at a level normally acquired through completion of an accredited school of nursing, Masters Degree required.

  • Current Nebraska license as a registered nurse is required. Certification in leadership (AONE or ANA) within first year of hire.

  • Three to five years experience in nursing in order to gain full knowledge of patient organization and operation of a patient care unit, and in-depth knowledge of patient care theories and practice. Management experience preferred. Knowledge of the growth and development needs of pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and the ability to adapt nursing cares to age and development level of patients ranging from infant to senescence, specific to the area supervised.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to discuss and resolve patient care problems; counsel subordinate staff regarding performance; discuss patient care with physicians, other hospital personnel, and outside agencies.

  • Analytical skills necessary to organize and supervise staff members, identify needs on nursing unit and respond to needs, and to develop and administer policies, procedures, budgets and nursing practices.

  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (up to 80% of work time) when supervising staff activities, giving patient care, preparing reports, budgets, schedules and so forth.

  • Ability to be on feet and walk up to 20% of work time; ability to push, and/or pull up to 200 pounds, to lift up to 50 pounds for up to 20% of work time when positioning patients, moving equipment and so forth.

Consistently adheres to and demonstrates our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. CB

Job Nursing - RN


Daily Schedule 8:00a - 4:30p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0120872